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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,019 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010)
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get why many are disappointed with this, and I think it's for the same reasons why I like it. Its ABV is modest for the style, and the malt, while not particularly flavorful, provides some level of balance. I know the "b word" may not belong in a discussion on IPAs, but personally, I think balance is a good idea. Anyway, I'll admit I'm not an IPA connoisseur, but I can't help but think this is well executed, even if its bitterness is placed into moderation. The flavors work, and if nothing else, it's a good introduction for a casual beer drinker into the style. Fresh citrus, grapefruit, and pine come from the hops in the smell and taste, and again, while the malt doesn't add much in terms of flavor, it does seem to give it that [insert "b word"]. Mouthfeel is great, with medium/high thickness and carbonation that is fairly low (it could be increased a bit I feel). Anyway, aside from the Boston Lager, this is without question in my opinion the best feature of the season's "Harvest Collection" 12-pack. Overall, this is an approachable IPA, one that may not be bold, extreme, or extravagant, but one that simply delivers great taste, a great mouthfeel, and clearly great quality ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 02:30:00 | More by DeFaz
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The Latitude 48 has everything I want in an IPA. It's taste is slightly (but not overwhelmingly) bitter, and it goes down easily. It has a pleasant deep amber color and a nice head when poured into a glass. The mouthfeel is smooth, and it doesn't go down heavy like some IPAs (which, don't get me wrong, I like a lot, but just not all the time).

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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